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Dare to jump

Five ways to encourage students to embrace meaningful risks.

What’s trending? From self-paced learning to self-care, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Educator Jim Dillon reflects on the importance of letting learning sink in.

Educational leader Fred Ende shares how to begin shifting to a holistic educational mindset.

How to buy AV: 6 keys to consider

A six-point checklist for evaluating and purchasing audio-visual tools for the classroom.

What’s trending? From PBL to student anxiety, don’t miss these most-read stories.

One educator shares tips for recognizing food-insecure students’ behavior.

Integrating art across subjects

How cross-curricular arts integration helps students build creative muscle.

Compassion in action

Can SEL help combat school violence? A mother who lost her son to a school shooting says yes.

What’s trending? From flexible classrooms to student data, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Squirrels in the Rose Garden

Lessons on hope and leadership from Jill Biden, Manny Scott and General Colin Powell.

When students lead active learning

A tech-infused active learning environment helps drive student-led instruction. See how.

What’s trending? From growth mindset to science fairs, don’t miss these most-read stories.

The Editor's Choice Content Award celebrates educator-written content. Meet the winners.

Missing the mark

Actress Marlee Matlin shares ways to improve the playing field for students with disabilities.